Traits, Neighbors, and Species Performance in Prairie Restoration

Roberts, R.E., D.L. Clark and M.V. Wilson

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Are traits related to the performance of plant species in restoration? Are the relationships between traits and performance consistent across the functional groups of annual forbs, perennial forbs and grasses? Do the relationships between traits and performance depend on neighboring functional groups? Multiple-trait models should be a useful way of predicting the performance of species prior to sowing in restoration. The functional group identity of each species and the other species being sown may need to be taken into account when making predictions.

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Applied Vegetation Science